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Richard Gist

Richard Edward Gist

Sunday, March 10th, 1935 - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard “Reb” Edward Gist, age 85, of Algood, TN., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 18, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN.

He was born on March 10, 1935, in Algood, TN. to the late Gaskell Bohannon and Willie B. (Jim) Gist Cullom. He attended Swallows Elementary School in Algood, TN. and graduated from Darwin High School in Cookeville, TN. He retired from Tennessee Tech as a Cook after43 years of devoted service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Sisters, Martha May Peak, Mattie Louise Hayes, Brothers, Lawrence Gist, Willie Mack Cullom, Son, David LeVaughn, Son in Law, William Barnett.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Mother Ella Joyce Gist, Algood, TN., children, Mai (Kareem) Mu-Meen-Ullah, Wilma Barnett, Cookeville, TN., Charles “Sammy” (Paula) Gist, Algood, TN., Brothers, James (Victoria) Gist, Algood, TN., Johnny (Judy) Cullom, Silverpoint, TN., Sisters, Virginia Click, Cookeville, TN., Ernestine T. Hill, Bernice Cullom, VA., Grandchildren., Samantha (Derrick)Gist Powe, Dee Gist, Porsha Peak, David Gist, Jr., Shannon Gist, John (Crystal) Cartwright, Ricardo “Ricky” (Amanda) Cartwright, Frank Peak, Charles Gist, Jr., Joshua Cartwright, a host of other relatives, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and special friends, Richard Thompson and Melinda Wilson.

Elder Gist gave his heart to the Lord at an early age under the Pastoral leadership of the late Samuel Maynard and Evangelist Lena Mae Stone. He attended the School of the Prophets, was ordained as an Elder, appointed as Pastor of Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ - Livingston, TN., and District Superintendent under the leadership of the late Bishop Harold Jenkins Bell, Prelate of Tennessee Second Jurisdiction. He served as District Superintendent with oversight for 4 Churches on the Eastern District for 8 years, with Mother Joyce Gist serving with him as District Missionary. He served faithfully under the leadership of Bishop Felton Matthew Smith, Jr., Prelate of Tennessee Eastern First Jurisdiction as an Administrative Assistant. As Elder Gist’s health began to fail, which prevented him from traveling outside of his local assignment as Pastor of Greater Faith Temple - Livingston, Bishop Smith, thought it not robbery to honor him as Administrative Assistant, Emeritus.

Elder Gist was an Evangelist from his heart, with a hunger to win souls to Christ. He conducted Revivals, leading many souls to Christ. He has faithfully served as Pastor of Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ - Livingston for 29 years.

Going Home for Richard “Reb” Edward Gist, will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Heritage Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 11:00, am until time of service at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit: www.crestlawnmemorial.com

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bishop Felton Smith
  • Interment

    Location
    Heritage Cemetery
    Algood, TN

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Patricia Sutton

Posted at 01:59am
So sorry for your loss may god be with you all though this sad time and he comforted you all in prayer
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Cathie

Posted at 07:33pm
Joyce and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Richard. We thought the world of him. I love to fuss with him at the Dr Office. Didn’t get to know him until later in life, but truly enjoyed knowing him. May God give you comfort. Cathie & Patricia from Dr Staggs office
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TroyLinda Faye Savage

Posted at 10:56pm
We love u so much uncle REB u truly be missed by everyone sending my prayers to each an everyone the family especially aunt Joyce Love always MR&MRS Troy&Linda Faye Savage
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